Canadian writers "don't take the same damn risks" as international writers. Because grants. (And: go!) http://t.co/vdnbKKhpVO
— stevenwbeattie (@stevenwbeattie) January 9, 2014
#CanLit had no one to blame/shame/tweet-hate for a few weeks. Good thing Gary Shteyngart said something funny, true, and interesting.Hey, guys, someone insinuated that we are overly self-conscious and parochial,
— Mike Spry (@mdspry) January 10, 2014
let's get really upset, that'll show him.
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) January 9, 2014
Here's a truly risky question: What if @Shteyngart was right? http://t.co/isINKz9fPb
— stevenwbeattie (@stevenwbeattie) January 10, 2014
@Shteyngart Fuck 'em. There's one in my house and he's always asking me for funding.
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 10, 2014
@Shteyngart @globebooks Gonna apply for a grant to write a book about my righteous Canlit outrage about this.
— Wayne Arthurson (@Waynthurson) January 9, 2014
Round 2: Hey @Shteyngart don't you think people should only publish positive poetry reviews? #canlit
— Nicholas Boshart (@NicBoshart) January 9, 2014
We're running a review of @Shteyngart's novel in @npbooks this weekend. In response to his recent comments we're removing all compliments.
— Mark Medley (@itsmarkmedley) January 9, 2014
Canlit doesn't take risks. My god, what an amazingly controversial idea.
— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) January 9, 2014
Yet, one risk the #CanLit community seems to steadfastly avoid is trying to read a book in French.
— DaveMcGimpsey (@DaveMcGimpsey) January 10, 2014
Help, Canadians! I'm trapped in a controversy I know nothing about and have no stake in. WWRD? What Would Richler Do?
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) January 9, 2014
@Shteyngart He'd have redirected and found a way to make it about Quebec Separatism.
— Rilketoast (@KBabstock) January 9, 2014
@Shteyngart The Richler strategy was simple: Drink really excellent brandy and move to London.
— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) January 10, 2014
@StephenMarche @Shteyngart Fear not! I think the "controversy" is, in Richler's words, "world famous in Canada."
— Michael Lista (@michaellista) January 10, 2014
"And with that, the Canadians never let themselves be troubled by the Big Bad Cultural Inferiority Complex again." *closes storybook*
— Lynn Coady (@Lynn_Coady) January 9, 2014